Name: Jon Erikson
Occupation: Government top secret data entry clerk
Family life: Single
Weight: 185 pounds
Blood type: O+
Reason for government interest (from season 1): Jon has top secret clearance to the top most tiers of the government. He is also capable of running and maintaining computer networks of top secret level.
However, unknown to anyone of the group, Jon is actually part of a group classified as East West 6. This organization is a joint US/English/Australian group that does various forms of “clean up and liquidation” for the government. Liquidation refers to assassinations while clean up refers to scrubbing areas clean of evidence. This included actual cleaning of prints, fluids, hairs and other traceable information to electronic erasure, wiping computers and security features. He was recruited and trained for EW6 at the age of 15. He was found by an agent who trained in martial arts and as he was an only son with 2 dead parents, he was taken away by the CIA and trained for almost 5 years before he was put out into the field at 20. When going out on EW6 missions, the government classified him as going to “assist over seas assets in the set up and maintenance of top secret mainframes and servers.”
Aquainted with (from season 1): Austin Boggs (Scout101) and Lea Peckre (Mikiayla)
Bio: (This is his official, public record)Jon Erikson was born and raised in the streets of Chicago. His early childhood was typical, he grew up playing hockey and taking krav maga lessons until his parents both lost their jobs and could not afford to pay for either. He continued to train at the Krav Maga center while working to pay for his lessons by cleaning and helping maintain the grounds. His parents fought most of the time, each blaming the other for their financial situation and Jon distanced himself from both as most kids do.
Eventually his mother filed for divorce and about a month later, both were killed by a drunk driver. Because he had no extended family and no care takers, he was given to the state at age 14. His schooling lagged as he had no true guidance and motivation.
Eventually he dropped out and worked full time training and tending to the Krav Maga center. He was given a small room there and that seemed to be enough for him. His training led him to meet a handful of recruiters for the military and one day he signed up for the army. After taking an asvab test, his scores were too low to enlist.
One of the recruiters noticed his computer comprehension was through the roof however, and he then set Jon up on a government grant that allowed him to go to college for 5 years almost free. He was moved to Washington DC to learn how to institute a government top secret server from top to bottom and maintain it and it’s security.
Over the 5 years or so, his job was mostly menial data entry and systems checks although his job would take him outside the country and all over the US on a routine basis. It was during this time he met Lea Peckre. They met casually enough and it started off as a buddy buddy relationship at work that eventually grew into something more. However, between their two busy schedules and the travel aspect of both of the jobs, it was very difficult to make work. Also Jon seemed to always be just a bit detached and awkward. A few weeks before being ordered into isolation, Lea broke up with him.
When The Awakening happened, the government started pulling in a handful of assets inside and isolating them to keep accountability. Later, when things got exceptionally bad, they put together a CDC/Homeland Security facility, called The Southern Facility where they would gather assets that they knew were immune and who would be of some value once the outbreaks ceased.
The outbreaks did not cease…